Staff


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General Manager

Jason Church
General Manager
(480) 291-5100

Born in Africa, I have had an adventurous beginning before joining the Family car business. My early years I worked for Procter & Gamble. A great experience learning from a talented team. My wife and I met in South Africa, we got married in Mexico, and then moved to London. Here I continued to work for P&G, and we were blessed with two daughters. In 2008 we moved to Phoenix and I joined the family business at Courtesy Chevrolet. My brother's Mark and Scott Gruwell and my father in law, showed me the ropes as I worked in number of positions at the dealership. Once in the United States we again were blessed with our third daughter. After four years I also became an American Citizen. I am excited to be leading the team at the new Courtesy Volvo of Scottsdale. If you have any questions please reach out to me. Regards Jason Church.


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Sales Manager

Jeremy Sarnataro
General Sales Manager
(480) 291-5100

I am from Phoenix, AZ and love living here in the desert. I love being outdoors, playing basketball, doing yoga, and golfing. My favorite thing about the Volvo brand is its commitment to the satisfaction and safety of their customers. My favorite car is a Volvo XC60.

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Brock Roulier

I moved to the valley in 2002 from Denver, Colorado. I pride myself on repeat and referral business. My favorite part of the industry is seeing the excitement a customer gets when they purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle.

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Tim Raspiller

Moved to Arizona in late 70's Graduated from ASU.  Have been in the Automobile Business since 1983. Love all outdoor activities, avid Hunter, Fishing, Golf and Hiking all over Arizona.

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Sales

Daniel Morgan

I was born in Sacramento, CA and moved to Mesa, AZ when I was 8 and have lived in the valley ever since. My interests outside of work are fishing and playing guitar. I have been in the business for about 10 years. My favorite things about Volvo's is the semi-autonomous driving technology. The best thing working for Courtesy is they are a family organization and take care of all their employees and customers like they are family. My favorite car is a Nissan 300 ZX Twin Turbo. The goal for my customers is to make sure they have full understanding of use of full technology, safety features, and benefits; also that they get the price in town.

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Andrew Caron
Sales and Leasing Professional
(480) 291-5100

Let's find your perfect car! I've had Chevy, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, MG, Toyota, Fords, Nissans, and Volvos in the garage. The Volvo love started in 1989 when it was the first brand new vehicle my parents ever invested in (for safety of course!). That 740 GL is still driven by my father and has taken us on countless road trips, taught us kids how to drive, and survived multiple accidents. Since then I've had a 2012, a 2015, and look forward to more. Excited to show the Volvo brand to anyone newly interested, or assist any loyal customers in getting another.

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Ben Brown

Hello my name is Ben. I'm native to Scottsdale, AZ. Let me help you find a great car at a fair price!

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Chris Dee

I was born and raised in Mundelein, IL and moved to Phoenix in 2 years ago. I enjoy motocross and desert riding. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the safety features and its fun driving dynamics. My favorite car is a 1967 Chevelle.

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Ben Weinberg

I am originally from Pleasanton, CA and moved to the Phoenix valley in 2011. My favorite thing about the Volvo brand is their innovation in design and technology advancements. My favorite car is a McLaren F1.

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Jason Hise

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Phoenix in 2009. My hobbies are long boarding and playing with my dog. She is a 7 year-old pitbull mastiff named Indie. My favorite sport is football. I have been in the car business for 2 years. My favorite thing about Volvo's is their luxury package and they are the safest cars in the world. The best thing about working for Courtesy is they are family owned and are honest. My favorite care is a Skyline GTR. My aim for my customers is for them to have the best experience possible.

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Nate Blade

I am born and raised right here in the valley, graduated from Dobson High School and then on to ASU. From there I joined the United States Army where I served 4 Years, mostly out of Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Currently living in Scottsdale with my son Liam and dog Remington. We try to get outdoors as much as possible, camping, hunting, fishing, four wheeling, whatever it takes to escape the concrete jungle! I have been in the automotive industry for 6 years now and can honestly say I love what I do. From the connections I make with clients to the stories I get to be a part of, I feel very fortunate to be where I am.  

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Frank McKnight

I am from Fort Myers, FL and came in Arizona 2 years ago. My favorite thing about VOLVO is it is easy to use all it's awesome technology. My favorite car is a VOLVO S90.

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Karina Reagan

I am from Kelseyville, CA and moved to Phoenix four years ago. I have two little kids and I love spending time with them. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the pilot assist and the styling of them. My favorite car is a Volvo S60.

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Nick Bakaleinikoff

I moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2009 from Rancho Cucamonga, CA where I was born and raised. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is they're the latest and greatest in technology. My favorite car is a 1964 Chevrolet Impala.

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Jonny Ramirez

I was raised in Yuma and moved to Phoenix 10 years ago. I love fishing and spending time with my family. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the safety. My favorite car is a VOLVO S90.

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Zach Wayne

I am born and raised from Gilbert, AZ and love living here. I grew up playing ice hockey and still get on the ice in my free time. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is their advancements and dedication to safety. My favorite car is a Ferrari.

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Percy Campbell

I am originally from Oakland, CA and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2010. I have 5 sons and 5 grandchildren. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the design and safety aspects. My favorite car is a VOLVO XC90.

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Chris Jones

I am born and bred in Scottsdale, AZ. I love to play lacrosse and soccer and spending time with my family. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the auto pilot, safety, and styling. My favorite car is a 1992 Skyline GTR.

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Max Chiandet


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Finance

Misty Gunter

I was raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Phoenix in 2006. I have three amazing girls and I love spending time with my family as much as I can. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the customers. My favorite car is my Chevrolet Silverado.

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Drew Luis

I am born and raised from Phoenix, AZ. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is its safety ratings and dedication. My favorite car is a VOLVO XC90.

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Reception

Sandra Romero

I am born and raised from Chandler, AZ. My interests are makeup and finishing school. I am a current student at MCC. My favorite sport is cheerleading. This is my first job in the automotive industry and have been here for 2 months. My favorite thing about Volvo's is they have advanced technology and a pretty appearance. The best thing about working for Courtesy is the people here are nice and welcoming, and the employees are well-treated. 

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Diana Pick
Receptionist
(480) 291-5100

I have worked for Volvo for 10 years and would not work for any other car dealership. I have been at Courtesy Volvo since it opened in August 2017. My favorite thing about the Volvo brand is their luxury features and safety. My favorite car is a Volvo XC40.

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Carolina Giles

I am from Santa Ana, CA and came to Arizona when I was 10 years old. I love shopping and reading. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is its design and technology. My favorite car is a Jeep Rubicon.

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Porter

Marco Tsosie
Porter Manager
(480) 291-5100

I was born in New Mexico but grew up in Phoenix and have lived here ever since. My interests outside of work are playing fantasy football, hiking and spending time with my three kids. My favorite sport is all kinds of football. I have been in the car business for 21 years. My favorite thing about Volvo's is they are Swedish-made and unique. The best thing about working for Courtesy is they make you part of the family. My favorite car is a 1967 Ford Mustang. My goal for customers here is to make sure they are all satisfied.

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Jorge Loreto

I am from San Diego and moved to Phoenix 2017. My hobbies are drawing and playing with my dog. I have an amazing wife of 2 years. My favorite sport is soccer. I have been in the car business for 2 years. My favorite thing about Volvo's is their attention to detail in the appearance and design. My favorite car is an Audi A6.

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Alan Jimenez

I am from Phoenix, AZ and have lived here my entire life. I love movies and finding new places to eat good food. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the luxury in appearance and that can be felt in driving them. My favorite car is a Toyota Prius.

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Francisco Genis


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Used Department

Art Gonzalez

I was born and raised in California, moving to Arizona in 2015. My hobbies are golfing and spending time with my 5 year-old daughter. My favorite sport is golf. I have been in the business for 10 years. My favorite thing about Volvo's is their semi-autonomous technology. The best thing about working with Courtesy is they will bend over backwards for the satisfaction of their customers and employees. The aim I have for my customer is for them to be happy and to enjoy the experience of purchasing a car.

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Freddy Morano
(480) 291-5100

I have worked at Courtesy Volvo since its opening in August 2017. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is how fun the models are to drive and their handling. My favorite car is a Ford Raptor.

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Service

Armand Slason
Service Manager
(480) 291-5100

Over 40 years in automotive industry. Over 40 years with wife Lois. Two awesome children, Kristle, an ER nurse in North Platte, NE and Armand II CPA, MST, a Masters in taxation from ASU. "Go Devils"

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Deborah Thornhill
Warranty Clerk
(480) 291-5100

I am originally from California and moved here with my family in 2012. I have 5 children and my main interest outside of work is spending time with them. My favorite sport is surfing. I have been in the industry for 4 years. My favorite thing about Volvo's is they are reliable, safe cars. My favorite car is a Volvo S90. My goal for customers here is that they leave happy and feel supported.

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Jud White
Service Advisor
(480) 291-5100

I grew up in San Diego, CA and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1990. I have been with Volvo for 17 years because I love the product. When away from work I umpire baseball, and golf. When not doing that I love to spend time with my grand baby who is my angel in my life. I have the most amazing wife and 4 great kids. My favorite thing about Volvo's is that they are the safest car in the world. The best thing about working for Courtesy is they are family-owned and love their employees as family. My all-time favorite car is a Volvo C30. The goal I have for my customers is for them to walk away feeling satisfied and safe in their vehicles.

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Andy Sammis

I was born in Long Island, NY but moved to Arizona when I was 5 and was raised here. My favorite thing about the Volvo brand is its reliability and safety. My favorite car is a Volvo S60. 

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Kyle Closter

I am originally from Escondido, CA and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2019. I am a two-wheeled enthusiast. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the longevity of the product. My favorite car is all Jeeps.

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Joey Navejas

I was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona and still live there now with my family. I have two daughters that I love to spend time with. My favorite sport is football. I have been in the industry for 8 years. My favorite thing about Volvo's is they are the safest cars on the market. The best thing about working for Courtesy is they are accommodating to their employees. My favorite car is a Chevy C-10 long bed. My goal for my customers is that I will give them 100% effort and a flawless product.

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Brandon Hilts

I was born and raised in Anchorage, AK and just moved to the Phoenix desert in September 2018. I own 4 Volvo's: 2000 v70r, 2000 v70xc, 1998 v70, and a 2000 v70xc. My favorite thing about the Volvo brand is its reliability. My favorite car is a Volvo A50r butter yellow.

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Joe Collings

I am from Bryn Mawr, PA and moved to here to Scottsdale in 1956. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the styling and handling of all the models. My favorite car is the VOLVO XC60.

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Brenden Armstrong


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Service Technician

Vince Jasperson Sr

I am from Phoenix, AZ and love the desert dry heat. I have been at Courtesy VOLVO since it opened in September 2017. I have worked as a technician for more than 30 years, 20 of which have been side by side with my son Vince Jr. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the longevity of the product and attention to detail. My favorite car is a VOLVO XC90.

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Lance Kalafut
Service Technician
(480) 291-5100

I have been at this dealership since its opening in 2017 and love the atmosphere and family-like connections. I am originally from the Mid-West but moved to the Phoenix valley in 2005. I enjoy spending time with loved ones and fixing up personal cars. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is the longevity of the product and their attractive appearance. My favorite car is a VOLVO V70.

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Vince Jasperson Jr

I have lived in Arizona my entire life and don't plan on leaving the desert. For the last 16 years I have been a technician for VOLVO and am expert rated by the VOLVO company. My dad and I have worked side by side for 20 years and I wouldn't have it any other way. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is their innovation in technology and safety. My favorite car now is a VOLVO S60 Polestar.

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Nathan Viljoen

I am born and raised from Arizona and have lived in Phoenix for 15 plus years. I have worked as a service technician for the last 20 years and have been at Courtesy Volvo shortly after its opening in September 2017. In my spare time I love to watch all kinds of sports and spend time with my family. My favorite thing about the Volvo brand is their innovation in safety and technology features. My favorite car is a Volvo SPORT P1900.

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Ulises Jacobo

I am born and raised from Phoenix, AZ and enjoy not being in the snow. I started at this dealership when they opened in August 2017 and have become a part of the Courtesy Family. Some of my hobbies are playing and watching sports and spending time with family. My favorite thing about the Volvo brand is how long they last and their reliability. My favorite car is a Volvo C30.

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BDC

Ward Bizzell
BDC Manager


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Carmen Cabrera

I am originally from Vallejo, CA and came to Phoenix, AZ in 2007. My favorite thing about the VOLVO brand is its styling, technology, and efficient service. My favorite cars are anything American Muscle.

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Jordan Polluck

I am originally from Chandler, AZ and have lived there my whole life. I have a three-year-old son named Brixton. My favorite thing about the Volvo brand is a close and family-like atmosphere. My favorite car is a Jeep Wrangler.

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Parts

Bucky Bethancourt
Parts Manager
(480) 291-5100

Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Local education including Phoenix College. Involved in Auto Parts Industry during High School. Appointed Volvo Parts Manager in 1984. I have experience in many Auto Manufacturers Parts Programs Including: Nissan, Mazda, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Aftermarket parts suppliers. Continue involvement in Christian Ministry and Education.

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Mike Ray
Parts Specialist
(480) 291-5100

I am a Valley Native, I am married with 2 children and 2 grandsons. I enjoy exploring the back roads of Arizona and finding old mines and ghost towns.

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Bryce Bradford

I have lived in Phoenix, AZ my entire life. My favorite thing about VOLVO is their safety protocols and their nice interior luxury features. My favorite car is a Tesla Model S.

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Stephen Shipley


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